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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Britain

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# Brexit
Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit
Irish people living in the UK will not be expected to apply to the scheme.
# Iceland
Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash
The vehicle crashed through a railing on a one-lane bridge.
# back to square one
Police admit there is a possibility that no drones hovered over Gatwick Airport
Police are scrambling for answers after releasing their only suspects in the Gatwick Airport drone mystery.
# plan for the worst
British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up
It is now 100 days until the UK is due to leave the EU.
# Brexit
The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today
The bus was spotted driving through the city centre and stopped off at the Guinness brewery on its way up north to Belfast.
# backstop
Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'
EU leaders offered Theresa May sympathy today, but no promises.
# Unexplored island
Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death
The remote Indian island has a fascinating history.
# brexit tensions
Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal?
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, located near the southernmost tip of Spain.
# Explainer
Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now
There have been five resignations so far today – including two members of her Cabinet.
Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame'
The British Prime Minister said negotiators are “working extremely hard, through the night, to make progress”.
# Britain
Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says
Sources told the Sunday Times that Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels.
# tense relations
Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain
Varadkar was speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Marian Finucan Show this morning.
# tracey crouch
UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines
“It is with great sadness I have resigned from one of the best jobs in Government,” Crouch tweeted.
# Brexit
May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals
British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party.
# Brexit
Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared
The number has grown 40-fold since 2016.
# border issue
'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal
EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.
# Border
Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier
British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.
# brexit backstop
DUP and UUP leaders to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels in effort to prevent Irish Sea border
Technical discussions will resume in Brussels over Brexit this week.
# ruslan boshirov/anatoly chepiga
Suspect in British Novichok poisoning is actually a Russian colonel and former spy
British investigative team Bellingcat claims to have discovered that ‘Ruslan Boshirov’ is in fact FRU colonel Anatoly Chepiga.
# The clock is ticking
Crunch time: Britain and EU clash over who should make next Brexit move
EU Council President Donald Tusk opened a crucial summit in the Austrian city earlier today.
# choice
'I want to be part of the Ireland team because they’re more like a family than the British team'
Athlete Leon Reid on switching allegiances, growing up in foster homes and why he wasn’t at his best during the Europeans.
# Deal or no deal
Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'
Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.
# Negotiations
EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier
Such a deal could include “an ambitious free trade agreement”.
# Deal or no deal
UK Brexit negotiator says deal is '80% agreed'
Dominic Raab held talks with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier earlier this week.
# Housing Crisis
The Rubberbandits' Blindboy to highlight Britain's housing crisis in new BBC series
The series has been described as a “satirical undercover programme”.
# Border poll
Mary Lou McDonald: The idea of Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth needs to be discussed
The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government must start to put plans in place for a united Ireland.
# chemical warfare
Britain asks world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend Novichok probe
Dawn Sturgess died after she handled what she thought was a bottle of perfume, given to her by her partner Charlie Rowley.
# no way we wont pay
New Brexit secretary: UK will refuse to pay €40bn Brexit bill without trade deal
Dominic Raab said that the Brexit bill, or the fee the UK must pay to leave the EU, is on condition of there being a trade deal.
# Brexit
'We need choices and decisions': Barnier calls for greater clarity on May's Brexit white paper
Michel Barnier said the priority should be on clinching a Brexit divorce deal over the next weeks.
# May Day Call
With her Brexit secretary gone, are Theresa May's days numbered?
May has been Prime Minister for almost two years.
# Brexit
Dominic Raab appointed as new UK Brexit secretary
Raab was appointed to the role after former secretary David Davis resigned suddenly late last night.
# monaghan museum
Spitfire that crashed into Monaghan field and Nazi invasion plans to be put on show
The year-long exhibition will take place in Monaghan.
# Brexit
Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'
TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.
# House Of Commons
Bill to make upskirting an offence blocked after Tory MP shouts 'object'
Other MPs were heard shouting “shame” after Christopher Chope’s interjection.
# loch ness monster
A lot of people are talking about The Sun's front page
‘Great Britain or Great Betrayal.’
# customs union
Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'
Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.
# wildlife
50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport
Each box only had room for four crocodiles but 10 had been packed into each one.
# eu says no
UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says
Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
# Sergei Skripal
Nerve agent used in Salisbury attack delivered in 'liquid form', UK government says
Work to decontaminate sites in Salisbury affected by the nerve agent begin today.
# Liverpool
Parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans lose legal fight to fly to Rome for treatment
Alfie is in a “semi-vegetative state” as the result of a degenerative neurological condition.